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We offer multiple options for full and partial dentures.

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About Dentures

Results and Testimonials

Explore Denture Cost

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are Dentures?

For people who are looking for the lowest cost smile replacement option or who are not candidates for dental implants, conventional dentures can provide a better quality of life.

With our on-site lab, we are able to offer our patients the best prices and, in some cases, same day denture services.

How are our dentures so affordable?

At Sacramento Dentures and Implants, we have a denture lab in-house! This lets us eliminate the need to use an outside denture lab and their marked up prices. Other traditional dental practices will charge 2-4 times as much as we do. Not to mention these offices will take weeks or even months to get your new teeth when our office can get them to you in as little as one day. We also have more expertise than other practices because we limit our services to dentures and implants.

Our denture prices start as low as $2,000. Book a free consult today to get started on your new smile!

Benefits of Conventional Dentures

  • Enhanced confidence | Fantastic looks and a new smile.
  • Looks | Dentures offer incredible looks and are easily customized for each patient.
  • Facial Support | Dentures help fill out areas of the face which have sunken after tooth loss.
  • Better nutrition | Enhanced chewing ability leads to better digestion and improved nutrition.
  • Affordability | Dentures are the most budget-friendly way to replace a full arch (upper or lower) or a full set of teeth.
  • Improve quality of life | enjoy an improved quality of life by being able to eat more of your favorite foods and laugh and smile with family and friends.

Advantages of Immediate Dentures

  • You won’t need to go without teeth | Leave our office with new teeth the same day your natural teeth are removed.
  • Helps control swelling
  • Helps control bleeding
  • Helps you start getting used to dentures immediately | The alternative is getting used to being toothless while your extraction sites heal, then still having to learn to function with dentures once you’re healed.

Traditional/Immediate Dentures vs. Snap-In Implant Dentures

Life-Changing Results

Same-day smiles from actual patients

Denture Cost

Price does not include tooth extractions.

Traditional Dentures

$2,000

Single Denture

$4,000

Denture Set
Most life-like appearance
Exceptional wear and stain resistance
5 year warranty

Immediate Dentures

$2,000

Single Denture

$4,000

Denture Set
Most life-like appearance
Exceptional wear and stain resistance
5 year warranty

Frequently Asked Questions

What are immediate dentures?

As the name implies, immediate dentures are dentures which are placed immediately after your natural teeth are taken out. They help control bleeding and swelling by acting like bandages over the extraction sites.

What is the process for getting immediate dentures?

The process often takes 6 months, but can take longer for some patients.

  • Impressions will be taken prior to your procedure with your natural teeth still present. From these impressions, the dentures are made.
  • Procedure – your teeth will be extracted and your new teeth are placed.
  • Series of soft liners (soft re-fittings) over 6 month healing period.
  • Final re-fit (processed hard reline) at end of 6 month healing period.

What is it like getting used to immediate dentures?

This experience is different from patient to patient, but it does require patience and practice. Your mouth will be going through quite a lot of changes over the 6 month healing period. Remember, this will get easier with time and we will be here for you throughout the process.

Some dentures look so fake. Will mine look like that?

Absolutely not. A common fear patients have is that the dentures will not look natural and people will know they're dentures. Our talented lab team will make certain you won't end up with "horse teeth" or "chiclets," just beautiful, natural-looking teeth. No one will know.

How will dentures fit?

Denture fit largely depends upon the anatomy of the person wearing them. Full upper dentures tend to fit rather well, acting like a suction cup against the roof of your mouth. Full lower dentures are known to feel loose and have a tendency to "float" in your mouth since your tongue and cheeks are constantly working to dislodge them. It is for this reason that we strongly recommend dental implants with lower dentures.

How will I chew with the new dentures?

Cut your food into small pieces, chew small bites, and chew with food on both sides of your dentures to even out your bite.

I can’t taste as much with my dentures. Is that common?

Yes, the palate of the full top denture covers the taste buds on the roof of the mouth reducing your taste sensitivity.

The bottom denture is difficult to function with. Is this normal?

Yes, lower dentures are more difficult to function with than upper dentures. Your tongue and cheeks moving push and pull on the lower denture and dislodge it. Talk with your doctor to see if you’re a candidate for lower dental implants. They help tremendously with lower denture fit and function.

My dentures feel like they’re becoming loose?

This is normal with immediate dentures. Your jaws and gums will shrink down after extractions. This leaves a gap between the gums and dentures. We place soft liners beneath your dentures to fill in this gap. This should help your dentures fit and feel better as you heal.

What are denture adjustments and how often are they needed?

New dentures can have certain spots that rub slightly and can cause sore spots. During the denture adjustment, we will target the spot(s) on your denture that are irritating you, reduce the amount of pressure they put on the tissue, and smooth them thoroughly. This is perfectly normal with all new dentures and one or more adjustments can be expected.

Is there a charge for denture adjustments?

We provide denture adjustments free of charge for the first 6 months after receiving your final teeth or permanent hard reline. After this time, there is a small fee to adjust the dentures.

How do I take care of my dentures?

  • Clean them daily with antibacterial hand soap and either a denture brush or a very soft bristled tooth brush
  • Store them in water when not wearing them

What do I use to clean my dentures?

  • Either antibacterial hand soap or denture cleaner and either a very soft bristled tooth brush or denture brush. Scrub them at least once a day
  • Soak them in a denture cleanser (optional)
  • Ultrasonic cleaner

Should I remove my dentures before bed?

Yes, we do recommend taking your dentures out when you sleep and also whenever you can throughout the day. This gives your gums time to "relax" and get natural, cleansing saliva flow to them. Also, if you naturally grind your teeth, removing your dentures will help you increase their functional life significantly.

Should I boil the dentures to clean them?

No! Do not boil your dentures to clean them. The heat can warp them. If this happens, you will have to replace them.

Can the dentures be damaged?

Yes, the dentures are made from an acrylic base and acrylic teeth. Although these materials are very strong, they can become damaged. Be careful to not drop them, especially onto hard surfaces such as porcelain sinks, ceramic tiles, etc.

One of the most frequent ways dentures are damaged beyond repair is when a dog (or sometimes cat) gets ahold of them. Animals and pets love to chew on dentures and have been known to damage them irreparably very quickly. Be extra careful to put your dentures up where your pet can’t get to them.

If my dentures are damaged, are they repairable?

Yes, in many cases they can. One of the best features of acrylic dentures is the affordability and ease of repair compared to other materials. And in many cases, repairs can be finished the same day.

Will there be pain after the procedure?

Though experiences will vary some, most patients should expect mild discomfort and possibly swelling after your procedure. Many patients return the next day for their follow-up appointment reporting very little discomfort. You will be prescribed pain medication to help reduce any discomfort.

Why am I salivating (drooling) so much?

This is perfectly normal when you first have a prosthesis placed in your mouth. Your body senses it as a foreign object and is trying to “flush” it out. The increased salivation should decrease within a few days.

Can I be put to sleep for my procedure?

We do not currently use general anesthesia, we do, however, offer both IV and oral conscious sedatives. Click here to learn more about your options. This medicine will provide relaxation and often makes it so you won't remember your procedure. For this, the doctor writes you a prescription, and you can pick it up at your pharmacy of choice. NOTE: You MUST have a driver to and from for your procedure, due to the oral sedation pill(s). You MUST NOT operate a motor vehicle or any machinery after taking your medication.

What are full dentures?

Full dentures are dentures that replace all of your natural teeth in either the upper arch, lower arch, or both.

What are partial dentures?

Partial dentures are dentures that replace some of your missing teeth in an arch. They typically attach to the surrounding, natural teeth for stability and support.

What advantages can I expect from dentures?

  • Improved confidence | Great looks and a new smile.
  • Looks | Dentures offer great looks and are easily customized for each individual.
  • Facial support | Dentures help to fill back out areas of the face that have sunken in following tooth loss.
  • Improved nutrition | Improved chewing ability leads to better digestion and better nutrition.
  • Affordability | Dentures are the most cost-effective way to replace a full arch (upper or lower) or an entire mouth of teeth.
  • Improved quality of life

What are the differences in your denture levels?

Our dentures provide better wear resistance, better stain resistance, and longer warranties as you go up in levels.

Will I know how to eat with my new teeth right away?

Just as you would need practice in order to become used to walking with a prosthetic leg, it will require some patience and practice to get used to the new teeth. Patience and practice are the keys to improving with your new dentures as fast as possible.

Will I automatically know how to talk with my prosthetic teeth right away?

Again, this will take a little time, but with a little patience and practice, your tongue and mouth will adjust quickly. "S’s" will be the toughest to pronounce. Practicing words like "stupendous" and "Mississippi" will help you get accustomed to your prosthetic teeth. In some cases, patients may have a slight lisp long-term with dentures.

Can food get beneath my dentures(s)?

Yes, any prosthetic in the mouth will get some amount of food under it. The convenient thing about dentures is how easy they are to clean. Just remove them; clean the denture(s) and your gums; and place them back in.

How much time should I take off work to recover after my extractions?

Generally 4-7 days is sufficient time to recover. That being said, since there is always a chance of swelling and bruising, and you’ll need to become accustomed to eating and speaking with your dentures, the more time you can take off, the better.

What are soft liners?

A soft liner is a cushion which is placed inside your denture through the healing process. It fills in the spaces that are created as you heal helping your dentures to feel and fit better.

I feel like I’m too young for dentures?

No, this is not only for the elderly. It’s actually quite common for people in their 40s, 30s, and 20s to need their teeth replaced. Replacing bad teeth can be quite beneficial to your overall health, and having the ability to speak, smile, and laugh confidently with teeth you’re proud of can benefit your psychological health.

What items should I have ready for after my procedure?

  • ice packs
  • wash cloths you don’t mind throwing away
  • comfortable clothes you don’t mind throwing away
  • soft foods such as:
  • soups
  • yogurt
  • cottage cheese
  • smoothies
  • protein shakes
  • eggs
  • mashed potatoes (gravy optional)

Can I have the palate (middle part which covers roof of the mouth) removed from the denture?

Most of the palate of the denture needs to remain. Removing this also removes a great deal of security and almost all of your natural suction. A portion of the palate can sometimes be removed for patients with denture implants.

What are tori? Do they need to be removed?

Tori are bony knots that develop in the mouth of many patients. They are not harmful, however, they can prevent your denture(s) from fitting comfortably, so your doctor will often recommend having them removed.

How long can I expect to bleed after surgery?

Substantial bleeding will stop before you leave our office, however, you can expect to have some slight bleeding (oozing) for a few days after the procedure. Additionally, you will most likely have increased salivation when we first place your temporary teeth. When this increased saliva mixes with a small amount of blood, it can look like a lot of blood. If heavy bleeding continues, please call the office.

A home remedy which still works really well to encourage clotting and stop bleeding is to use tea bags. Just get a standard tea bag, get it damp, squeeze out the excess water, place it on your extraction site (or sites), and the tea will help you clot. Multiple tea bags can be used if needed. Replace the tea bags if they get saturated with blood. This process can be repeated as many times as you need.

My dentures make my gums sore, what can I do for this?

There are many things that can cause sore gums: higher pressure spots, movement of your denture(s), and just plain old wearing of the dentures.

  • High pressure spots | these are common with new dentures and typically only require simple adjustments
  • Denture movement | this can rub sores on the gums gradually. Stabilizing the dentures with implants can greatly reduce this issue.
  • Wearing dentures | dentures are foreign objects in the body. They are a fantastic substitution for missing teeth, but they can still irritate your mouth after a long day. Consider setting aside time to take your dentures out and give your gum tissue a chance to "rest."

Can my dentures rock?

Yes, it is possible. Dental implants can give the stability needed with dentures alone. Click here for more info.

Denture adhesive may also be helpful for some patients.

I can’t stand having the roof of my mouth covered. What are my options?

Dental implants often provide the stability you want. Click here for more info.

Can I remove immediate dentures?

Yes, they are removable. They come in and out of the mouth and are kept secure either by natural suction for the upper or denture adhesive. Not everyone will have natural suction with their upper denture for a number of reasons (palatal torus, flat palate, bone loss, etc.)

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